16th Heavy Artillery

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16th Heavy Artillery

Mustered in by companies: September 1863 to February 2, 1864. Mustered out: August 21,1865.

This regiment was the largest regiment ever recruited in the United States; there were nearly 3700 men mustered for this regiment.

This regiment lost by death, killed in action, 19 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 24 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 284 enlisted men; total, 2 officers, 327 enlisted men; aggregate, 329; of whom 4 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.


  • Joseph C. Northrup of Berne was a 19 year old Private of Company M when he was discharged for his disability on June 23, 1865 at the US General Hospital at Baltimore, MD.